Fred Smith Death, Obituary – Fred Smith of Waterdown, Hamilton, Ontario, has passed away peacefully at his home, at the age of 100 on January 19, 2023. Helen, his loving wife, had already left this world before he did (July 2020). His beautiful children, Debbie and Brian Whatmough, Colleen, Susan and Brian Aubert, and Lee, will always treasure the memories they have of their father, and they will grieve his passing deeply. Steven Aubert, Brittany and Tim Ellis and their children Zoey and Amelia, and Breanne Smith and Derek Bailey consider him to be their most cherished grandfather.
Matthew Whatmough and Emilia Mercante, Steven Aubert, and the Dorsman children Joshua and Jayne all hold him in high regard. Many great nieces, nephews, and friends, as well as Miranda and Henry Heersink, his sister-in-law Min Frost, and his sister-in-law and brother-in-law Beverly and Ron Ferguson, will miss him tremendously. His sister Laura Bond, as well as his brothers Sterling and Wray, and all three of his brothers, all gone away before Fred.
Fred resided in Troy for the entirety of his life, which is where he was born and reared. Because he ran a dairy farm and did contract farming work around the town, he knew a significant number of the locals and was familiar with all of the back roads. Fred has now reached the age of 99. Fred continued to do chores with the horses, cut everyone’s grass using their riding lawn mowers, raised chickens so that he could sell and transport eggs around the region, and called in at various homes for coffee after most men his age had entered retirement.
All of these events took place after most of the men had already retired from their careers. Fred was the kind of person who made guests feel as though they were always welcome in his home, and even after Helen passed away, he continued to make sure that there were sweets like pie or cookies available to serve with coffee.
Visitation will be conducted on the evening of Sunday, January 22, 2023, from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the KITCHING, STEEPE & LUDWIG FUNERAL HOME, which is situated at 146 Mill Street North in Waterdown. Visitation is scheduled to take place on the morning of Monday, January 23, 2023, from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. at the PROVIDENCE FREE REFORMED CHURCH, which can be found at 269 St. George Road in the city of St. George. The opening of the Funeral Service will take place at eleven o’clock in the morning. A private funeral service attended by family will take place at a later date.